General Information

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Each year, more than 400 teachers and librarians from across the nation come to the University of Southern Mississippi to hear major speakers and participate in concurrent sessions and workshops as authors, illustrators, and experts in the field share their knowledge and experience.  CEUs are available for Mississippi educators.

The 2013 festival will be held April 10-12 with Medallion Winner Jon Scieszka.  Keynote speakers will include Candace Fleming, Keats Lecturer KT Horning, Ted and Betsy Lewin, Grace Lin, de Grummond Lecturer Wendell MinorEric Rohmann and Coleen Salley Storytelling Award Winners Trout Fishing in America.

Be sure to sign up for our listserv for book festival info via email.

The conference is held at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg, MS. Map of the Southern Miss campus.   




Additional 2013 festival information:

Tentative Schedule with CEUs 

Workshop and Breakout Session Descriptions

Workshop and Breakout Session Presenter Bios

Download the 2013 Brochure (PDF)

2013 Festival Parking Pass (PDF)